Friday, July 31, 2015


Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke 'end of the world' An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like 'end of the world.'

Hamas: 'Every Israeli is now a legitimate target' following Duma terror attack Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces are on high alert in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Hamas calls for "day of rage."

Erekat calls on international community to protect Palestinians from Israelis after toddler killed The PLO claims its calls for international protection have so far been ignored.

IDF says it could launch preemptive strikes in Sinai Senior officer warns army may attack if Egyptian Islamic State affiliate threatens Israeli civilians or soldiers.

Obama's Gamble with Iran's Theocratic Regime As President Obama and Secretary Kerry dominated the airwaves with rounds of media interviews to defend the Iran deal last week, German Vice Chancellor and Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel flew straight to Tehran for the first of what are certain to be countless meetings by P5+1 leaders to capitalize on new business opportunities in Iran.

UK: David Cameron Declares War on Islamic Extremism Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new five-year plan to fight Islamic extremism in Britain.

Hamas's Child Abuse Camps For the third running year, thousands of Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip are receiving military training as part of Hamas's summer camps.

Egypt and Saudis sign pact boosting military, economic ties 'Cairo Declaration' calls for new joint Arab army to fight regional terrorism.

Abbas: Islamic State already operating in Gaza Hamas previously denied jihadist group's presence in the Strip; Israel has accused the two of cooperating.

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews' immigration dreams still on hold Knesset committees hold discussion on 8,000 people waiting to join their families in Israel; former Supreme Court president: 'These are Jews who pray every day'; interior minister implies racism influences decision-making.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Why is Muslim harassment of Jews on the Temple Mount increasing? The most practical solution is for police to enforce a policy that restricts Muslim mobs from coming within 20 meters of Jewish visitors to the Mount, one activist claims.

Turkey's dangerous gambit The statement issued by the North Atlantic Council on Tuesday (28 July) said little but was still unable to hide the disunity within Nato.

Foreign Ministry calls Sunni Arab states 'Israel's allies' Director General of the Foreign Ministry claimed that Israel's interests and those of countries like Saudi Arabia, are aligned against those of Iran.

Syria Skeptical About Turkey's Efforts to Fight ISIS Syria's foreign ministry says it is skeptical that Turkey is genuine in its efforts to fight ISIS.

US 'deeply concerned' about approval of new settlement homes State Department urges Jerusalem 'to refrain from unhelpful actions' after Netanyahu green-lights 300 units in Beit El, Jerusalem.

Facebook now used by half of world's online users Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.

PLO Official Denounces Israeli Construction as 'War Crimes' PLO's Hanan Ashrawi says Israel destroying the two-state solution with construction plans in Beit El and Jerusalem.

Revealed: The secret plan to turn the Gaza disengagement into a coordinated peace effort Published here for the first time is a proposal for 're-engagement' negotiated in Europe just before 2005's unilateral withdrawal. PM Sharon politely rejected it; Hamas seized Gaza two years later.

Hamas calls for 'revolt' against Palestinian Authority PA crackdown on Islamic activists in West Bank serves Israel, amounts to 'high treason,' says Gaza group.

Nets Covered Cecil The Lion More In 1 Day Than Abortion Videos In 2 Weeks According to the Media Research Center, in just one day, the various broadcast networks' news programs have already given the death of Cecil the Lion more coverage than two weeks of videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood senior officials ghoulishly trafficking illegally in dead baby parts:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a 'form of genocide'.

How IDF Intelligence failed to predict 'Hamastan' in Gaza following Israeli pullot A year before the evacuation, the Southern Command warned of 'Hamastan in Gaza,' but Army Intelligence was quick to dismiss it, while the Shin Bet estimated Hamas was interested in calm; those who did try to alert of the dangers of leaving Gaza were pushed aside, while the rest toed the line.

Syria accuses Israel of two separate attacks in Quneitra, Bekaa Valley Lebanese media claims IAF attacked a vehicle on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan, killing three pro-Assad militants; PFLP claims Israeli drone attacked arms depot in Bekaa Valley.

'Sooner or Later All Jews Will be in Israel' Rabbi Goodman of Orot College tells Arutz Sheva about the mission facing young religious Zionist emissaries being sent around the world.

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan's security services says.

'Good Triumphs Evil' at Nazi Olympic Park Jewish European Maccabi Games begin at Nazi park in Berlin that was the site of the 1936 Olympic Games.

Poll: Most Americans Want Congress to Reject Iran Deal 52% of Americans would like Congress to reject the nuclear deal with Iran, new CNN/ORC poll finds.

Knesset Renews Ties to Worldwide Christian Lawmakers Israel's Knesset last week renewed its Christian Allies Caucus, something that must be done after each election. 

World Explodes Over Dead Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood On Tuesday, the world lost its collective mind 'whatever is left of it, anyway' when media discovered the identity of the killer of a Zimbabwean named Cecil. Cecil is a lion. 

Iraqi Politician: Iraq Should Open Embassy in Israel Iraqi Ummah Party leader wants normalization with Israel, says Muslim world created ISIS by tolerating 'mentality of vengeance.'

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


'If Beit El Falls, the Government Must Fall' Tourism coordinator of town decries forces coming to demolish 'like thieves in the night,' calls on MKs to 'put the government down.'

Arab MKs Ascend Temple Mount, Meet with Jordanian Waqf Joint List visits Mount to protest Jewish visitors; video surfaces of MK Ahmed Tibi asking to eject Jews from the site.

Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Turkey's Erdogan The Turkish president has said his country cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds amid attacks by Kurdish militants on Turkish targets.

Arab man condemns sheik on Temple Mount for teaching children about 'martyrdom' Two minutes into the video, as the children begin chanting 'Allah Akbar' upon Al-Maghrabi's instruction, an unidentified Arab man approaches the sheik to condemn him.

Disengagement protesters reoccupy evacuated West Bank settlement Over 200 people take up positions at Sa-Nur, whose 40 families were forcibly cleared in 2005.

Where are the Babylonians? It was the Ninth of Av in summer of 1987. On the evening of this major fast day in the Hebrew calendar, I accompanied two friends to the Kotel, the Western Wall. 

Israel should support the YPG and gain a great friend in the Middle East Israeli humanitarian aid should be flowing into Rojava; the message should be absolutely clear: you aren't alone against IS.

Killer robots: Tech experts warn against AI arms race More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

The 3D printer revolution comes to the IAF New 3D printer can manufacture spare parts for fighter jets within hours, while a new American robot can do a job that takes five soldiers four days to do - in one night.

Turkey and Nato meet, plan IS-free zone Turkey is asserting its military strength against the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) amid leaked plans to create a jihadist-free buffer zone in Syria.

Monday, July 27, 2015


Watch: Architectural Plans for Third Temple Have Begun While most Jews mourn and pray, one organization has been busily preparing plans to rebuild.

Arab MK Denies There Was Ever a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem MK Masud Ganaim tells Army Radio on Tisha B'Av that Jews 'have no legitimacy' to the Temple Mount.

Youth arrested after yelling, 'Muhammad is a pig' at Temple Mount In second such incident in recent days, police arrest youth after video appears to show him making provocative calls against Islam's prophet.

Obama slams Huckabee for invoking Holocaust in his criticism of Iran deal US president says such outrageous rhetoric has become commonplace among Republican politicians.

Temple Mount Erupts in Violence Israeli police raided Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday in response to Muslim stockpiling of weapons intended for use against Jewish worshippers marking Tisha B'Av, the traditional commemoration of the destruction of the First and Second temples.

Group To Unveil Satan Statue In Detroit During 'Largest Public Satanic Ceremony In History' A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that's being billed as the 'largest public satanic ceremony in history.'

Families of 500 Ethiopian Israeli IDF soldiers to be brought to Israel Interior Minister: I intend to bring all 7,000 Ethiopian Jews waiting to come to Israel.

Iranian leader tweets graphic of Obama with gun to head Iran's supreme leader tweeted a graphic Saturday that appears to depict President Obama holding a gun to his head as Britain relaxed its travel advice to the nation, citing decreased hostility under the Iranian government.

Yehuda Glick Vows: We Won't be Scared off the Temple Mount Veteran Temple Mount activist calls on 'all Jews, all non-Muslims' to defy Islamist violence by visiting holiest site in Judaism.

Hundreds of Thousands Called Up for IDF Surprise Drill Exercise simulates an emergency callup of reservists, and will continue until Wednesday.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Activists Call to Rebuild Third Temple on Tisha B'Av Temple Faithful Movement plans march to demand government 'remove enemies from Temple Mount and rebuild third Temple.'

In Honor of Tisha B'Av: Palestinians Say Holy Temple Was Roman PA calls on Muslims 'all over the world' to stop 'Judaization' of the Temple Mount on day mourning its destruction - by 'all means.'

Kerry Warns Israel: Strike on Iran Would Be 'Enormous Mistake' After indicating in Senate US will defend Iran from Israeli attempt to take out nuclear program, Kerry warns Israel against making a move.

Turkey's air force hits IS and PKK in Syria and Iraq Turkey's air force is attacking Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria and Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq to defend the country's security, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says.

BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Calls Obama to Trial on Mt. Zion A re-established and self declared Israeli Sanhedrin is calling US President Barack Obama to trial for what it says are 'criminal offenses' against the Jewish people following the passage of the Iran nuclear deal.

Where Mark Twain viewed a 'holier' Western Wall There is a section of the Temple's retaining wall far closer to the sacred Holy of Holies than the traditional site of prayer, and it's open to all.

Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama.

Iran Deal: Europe's Chief Negotiator Sympathized with Iran Given the capitulation to Iran's geopolitical ambitions represented by the agreement reached in Vienna on July 14, a spotlight is likely to fall on the pivotal role played by Europe's chief diplomat.

Hamas 'summer camp' trains 25,000 Gazans as fighters Hamas aims to train 25,000 'new generation liberators' in its new summer camp program, which takes in ordinary Gazans and teaches them shooting, first aid, and tunnel warfare.

* 'Africa is on the move,' says Obama in Kenya 'This is personal for me,' says the president on his first official visit to a country that views him as a local son.

Friday, July 24, 2015


In Honor of Tisha B'Av: Palestinians Say Holy Temple Was Roman PA calls on Muslims 'all over the world' to stop 'Judaization' of the Temple Mount on day mourning its destruction - by 'all means.'

Hamas Orders More Terror Murders in Judea-Samaria Politburo member Marzouk calls for terror until 'removal of occupation,' dubs murderers 'heroes' and 'pride of the nation.'

Kerry Warns Israel: Strike on Iran Would Be 'Enormous Mistake' After indicating in Senate US will defend Iran from Israeli attempt to take out nuclear program, Kerry warns Israel against making a move.

The new Hezbollah: How Israel's No. 1 enemy is preparing for third Lebanon War While Israeli intelligence officials believe the Shiite organization is experiencing the most difficult phase in its history after losing some 1,300 fighters in the Syrian battlefields, its leader Nasrallah is only intensifying preparations for the next conflict with Israel. 

Activists Call to Rebuild Third Temple on Tisha B'Av Temple Faithful Movement plans march to demand government 'remove enemies from Temple Mount and rebuild third Temple.'

Turkey stages first airstrikes on Islamic State while rounding up Kurds Turkey has long been a reluctant partner in the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

Assad did not give up entire chemical weapons arsenal - report Regime has tucked away 'caches of even deadlier nerve agents'; US, world powers 'never exercised the right' to demand access to sites

Obama and Erdogan agree to stop 'foreign fighters' crossing into Syria Thousands of foreigners have crossed through Turkey, a NATO member, to join Islamic State over the past few years.

World would blame Israel if Congress vetoes Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says "I fear that what could happen is if Congress were to overturn it, our friends in Israel could actually wind up being more isolated and more blamed," the secretary said.

Iranian Nuclear Deal to Strengthen Damascus? Syrian government defiantly dismisses talk that the West could influence the Iran-Syria pact, boasts it will become 'more powerful.'

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Islamic State threat: Isis plotting to use drones to bomb crowds at major British events ISLAMIC STATE (Isis) are plotting to use toy drones to bomb major events like football matches and music festivals in Britain, it emerged today.

Moscow Could Be Prepping for Space War With Aggressive New Satellites The Kremlin says its nimble new satellites are just for communications. But they look 'and act' an awful lot like prototype weapons.

Israel fears 'major escalation' by Iran-backed terror groups after deal Foreign Ministry head Dore Gold says accord boosts Iran terror threat on Israel's doorstep; admits clash with White House 'uncomfortable'.

US source: Israel provided Jordan helicopters for Syria, Iraq border security American official says Jerusalem gave US-supplied Cobra choppers to Hashemite kingdom to fend off insurgent threats; Jordan, Israel decline comment.

The Uphill Battle To Saving ISIS - Child Soldiers With no end to the conflict in sight, observers fear there is little way to help the child recruits ISIS uses as soldiers and for all manner of brutality.

After German minister's Iran visit heavily criticized, EU's Mogherini heads to Tehran Iranian deputy minister says, "we have approved more than $2 billion of projects in Iran by European companies" in recent weeks.

Iran executions see 'unprecedented spike' - Amnesty There has been an "unprecedented spike" in the number of executions in Iran, Amnesty International has warned.

Kenya demands CNN apology over 'hotbed of terror' slur Kenya's interior minister has called on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling East Africa a "hotbed of terror" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit on Friday.

Romania Outlaws Holocaust Denial Joining France and Germany, Romania criminalizes Holocaust denial; perpetrators will face up to three years in prison.

Iran Secures $2 Billion in Trade Deals with European Companies Less than two weeks since signing nuclear deal, Iranian deputy minister says European businesses already rushing to boost Tehran's coffers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Calls Obama to Trial on Mt. Zion A re-established and self declared Israeli Sanhedrin is calling US President Barack Obama to trial for what it says are 'criminal offenses' against the Jewish people following the passage of the Iran nuclear deal.

Khamenei propaganda video says nuclear deal doesn't ensure Israel's security Video released as Iran's leaders try to convince hardliners in the country to accept the concessions it made in the nuclear deal.

Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama.

Boehner Vows to 'Do Everything' to Combat Iran Deal US Speaker of the House says POTUS faces 'serious skepticism' over Iranian nuclear deal, Congress to 'ask tougher questions.'

US Chief of Staff Blames Obama-Clinton Iraq Policy for ISIS US Army general who spent most years in Iraq condemns 'frustrating' pullout against his advice that led to rise of ISIS.

'Oldest' Koran fragments found in Birmingham University What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.

Jewish billionaire funding $100 million project to find life in space Biggest effort yet to find intelligent alien life.

Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon, to visit Israel Space pioneer to attend an International Astronautical Congress to take place in Jerusalem after long career of pushing for space exploration.

Abbas counting on EU to pave way for resumption of stalled peace process Abbas says the PA still believes in a two-state solution during press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Oren: Jesus today would be a settler Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus formed; caucus will be chaired by Yisrael Beytenu faction chairman Robert Ilatov.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal Experts say it is uncertain whether the Saudis could realistically build an atomic bomb in secret or withstand the political pressure it would face if such plans were revealed.

Iran Deal: Europe's Chief Negotiator Sympathized with Iran Given the capitulation to Iran's geopolitical ambitions represented by the agreement reached in Vienna on July 14, a spotlight is likely to fall on the pivotal role played by Europe's chief diplomat.

China deploys military hardware across Russia ahead of Army Games 2015 Chinese military personnel and hardware have been successfully deployed in military bases and maneuver areas across Russia preparing to take part in the International Army Games 2015 alongside 14 other nations, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

Iran defense chief forbids international inspections of military sites Despite nuclear deal's terms, Hossein Dehqan says IAEA won't be allowed to probe 'defensive and missile capabilities'.

Maneuvering Russian Satellite Has Everyone's Attention A Russian military satellite launched in March has made at least 11 close approaches to the rocket upper stage that released it into orbit, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force.

Egypt: 'Dozens detained secretly' by security forces Dozens of people in Egypt have apparently disappeared after being detained secretly by security forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned.

ISIS-Linked Jihadis Threaten Rocket Fire on Israel Gaza-based Salafist groups threaten to retaliate against a Hamas crackdown on their members - by triggering war with Israel.

Franklin Graham: 'We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S.' Evangelist Franklin Graham said Muslims must be barred from entering the United States, in light of what he purports to be the growing "threat" of Islam evidenced by the recent fatal shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Report: Isis Ramps Up Use Of Chemical Weapons In Iraq And Syria The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has recently used chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, two independent U.K.-based organizations have learned.

Iran Deal: Obama Just Sold Out an Ally, and It's Not Israel India's Foreign Ministry and media welcomed the Iran deal, much as their counterparts in Western capitals did. 

Monday, July 20, 2015


The Mosques Behind Jihad Attacks In America The New York Times reported Thursday that 'in the last two or three months,' the Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez 'had begun showing up rather regularly at Friday Prayer at the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, a large mosque and cultural center, said Dr. Azhar S. Sheikh, a founding member of the center's board.'

In IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll Captured Yazidi boys forced to convert to Islam, undergo weapons and 'beheading' training.

Carter: Iran Deal Doesn't Prevent Military Option American Defense Secretary says nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table to stop Iran from obtaining the bomb.

Expert: The Americans Surrendered to Iran Dr. Harold Rhode of Ariel University says there were never any real negotiations between Iran and the West. Rather, the Americans gave in.

Majority of Israelis say they opposed Gaza withdrawal, contrary to polling at the time Bar-Ilan University Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies poll shows that some 59 percent of the Israeli public said they were opposed to the withdrawal from Gaza in 2005.

Suruc massacre: At least 30 killed in Turkey border blast A bomb attack in the Turkish town of Suruc has killed at least 30 people during a meeting of young activists to discuss the reconstruction of the neighbouring Syrian town of Kobane.

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Deal Highly-anticipated vote over implementing the Iranian nuclear deal passes 15-0; Iran accuses Israel, US of spreading 'Iranophobia.'

Prof Stephen Hawking backs venture to listen for aliens Prof Stephen Hawking has launched a new effort to answer the question of whether there is life elsewhere in space.

Major Setbacks For Hezbollah, Hamas 120 Hezbollah fighters dead, 200 wounded; PA arrests 250 Hamas members.

Iran: 'We Will Trample Upon America' A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, 'We Will Trample Upon America,' according to photos released by Iran's state-controlled media.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


A Deal With Gaping Failures The Sunset Clause Is The Biggest Flaw In The Agreement With Iran, But There Are Many Others, Says Arms Control Expert Emily Landau.

Isis Deploys Poison Gas Against Kurds In Syria, Iraq Say Ngos Observatory Organizations Confirm Use Of Projectile-Delivered Chemical Weapons In Isis Battles With Kurdish Peshmerga, Ypg.

Fbi To Investigate Tennessee Shooter's Trip To Jordan Counterterrorism Investigators Looking Closely At A Seven-Month Trip To Jordan In 2014 By Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez.

Isis Child Soldiers Carrying Out Suicide Attacks Syrian Rights Group Says That Isis Has Sent As Many As 19 Children To Carry Out Suicide Attacks In Syria.

Iraq Violence: Car Bomb Kills Scores In Mainly Shia Town A Car Bomb Has Killed 120 People And Injured At Least 130 At A Busy Market In An Iraqi Town, Officials Have Said.

Iran Nuclear: Ayatollah Khamenei Chastises 'Arrogant' Us Iran's Stance Towards The "Arrogant" Us Will Not Change Despite The Nuclear Deal Reached Earlier This Week, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Has Said.

Ap Poll: Sharp Divisions After High Court Backs Gay Marriage The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.

Russia's Putin orders formation of new military reserve force Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Opening the 'gates of evil' Sunni Arabs see deal as facilitating further Iranian regional subversion and confirming US withdrawal from the Middle East.

Chattanooga: The Effects of Our Suicidal Immigration Policy The deadly terror attack that killed four Marines in Chattanooga will undoubtedly weigh on Americans sitting around the dinner table tonight and present questions for many heading into the weekend. Why have we not learned the lessons of 9/11?

Friday, July 17, 2015


Netanyahu to Abbas: The Citizens of Israel Want Peace PM Netanyahu speaks to PA chairman to wish him a happy Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

'Artificial Intelligence is as dangerous as NUCLEAR WEAPONS': AI pioneer warns smart computers could doom mankindArtificial intelligence has the potential to be as dangerous to mankind as nuclear weapons, a leading pioneer of the technology has claimed.

Terror Dad of Tennessee Shooter is Palestinian New details show terror list father of murderer of 4 Marines hailed from Shechem, Samaria, before moving to Kuwait and on to US.

Obama's Ex-Middle East Adviser Admits Iran Will Cheat Dennis Ross says Iran will cheat small at first to test the water, in 15 years can fully realize its goal of 'being a nuclear weapon state.'

Watch: Holy Site to Muslims? Arab Clown Desecrates Temple Mount Masses of Muslims undisturbed by clown making a mockery of their claims of Islamic sanctity at holiest site in Judaism.

Iran 'played the West like a harp,' sighs one of many wary exiles In Europe, in wake of nuke deal, dissidents warn that the mullahs can't be trusted.

'Let them die from their anger'- Iran cleric cites Israeli, Saudi rancor as sign of success Under the deal agreed on Tuesday, sanctions will be removed in return for Iran accepting long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West has suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb.

Turkey Starts Fighting ISIS - In Order to Fight Kurds Experts say Turkey is now taking action to fight ISIS after massive Western pressure, but is doing so to checkmate Kurds over its border.

Saudi FM to Iran: Don't Pursue 'Adventures' in the Middle East Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Iran must not use new nuclear deal to pursue adventures in the region.

Greece to get 7bn loan on Monday Greece will receive a 7.16 billion loan on Monday (20 July) after EU member states agreed to use the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) to provide the money.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Holy Cow: Biblical Red Heifer in production The intricacies of animal husbandry and care are not something one would immediately suspect rabbis and scholars of Jewish law to be particularly engaged with.

Study: Americans More Worried About Iran than Israelis Are Pew survey of 40 nations finds American citizens view Iran's nuclear program as the #2 global threat - right after ISIS.

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone backs 7bn bridging loan Eurozone ministers have agreed to give Greece a 7bn (£5bn) bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances afloat until a bailout is approved.

Palestinians Look to Newly Influential Iran for Support With sanctions on Iran lifted, Palestinians expect Islamic Republic to use newfound power to exert pressure on Israel.

Hamas leader to travel to Saudi Arabia after three-year absence Mashaal's visit is the first since King Salman bin Abdel Aziz came to power following the death of the late King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz.

Bayit Yehudi MK: God commanded Jews not to sell homes to Arabs According to Smotrich, Jews are the ones who are deprived, because 'they don't get free land in the Negev,' a reference to Beduin.

95% of Jewish Israelis have Bible in home, poll finds Although 95 percent of Jewish Israelis have a Bible at home, six percent of those are not sure where it is.

EU warning over Russia 'land grab' in South Ossetia border row The EU has warned of increased tensions amid claims that Russia has redrawn a section of Georgia's de facto border with South Ossetia.

Islamic State affiliate claims attack on Egypt navy boat in Sinai Sinai Province of Islamic State Army posts images apparently showing rocket attack; army reports no casualties.

Iran Is About to Open for Business The Iran nuclear agreement may unleash the country's mercantile instincts, which are undimmed by the regime's dark realities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


For Israel, Iran deal could signify a renewed military option The agreement may curb the short-term threat, but down the line it will fan regional flames that could back Jerusalem into a corner.

From Cairo to Tehran: Iran deal in cartoons The Middle East reacts to the Iran deal with a flurry of satirical cartoons, both hailing Iran for its victory and slamming the US for conceding its positions.

Iran's long-term nuclear ambitions survive deal Iran by agreeing a pact with world powers has accepted temporary curbs on its nuclear programme, but it has not abandoned atomic research and long-term uranium enrichment plans.

In Arab world, worries that deal will boost Iran's power The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that the easing of its international isolation could tip the already bloody contest for power in the region toward Shiite-led Tehran.

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras facing eurozone deal revolt Greek MPs are debating tough economic measures they must approve by the end of the day in order for an €86bn eurozone bailout deal to go ahead.

Arab League Demands Israel Nuclear Deal League chief Nabil Al-Arabi insists Iran deal is a 'double standard,' Israel should be placed under IAEA supervision.

Terrorist Attacks Tourist outside Rome's Colosseum Man shouting 'Allah is great' holds woman hostage at knifepoint in the heart of the West; hundreds of onlookers horrified.

Top Security Official: Nothing in Deal Stops Iran Going Nuclear National Security Council deputy chief warns government that loophole-ridden deal won't stop 'Iran's vision of nuclear arms power.'

Rouhani Gloats: We Achieved All Our Goals in Nuclear Deal Iranian president glows at getting all sanctions removed and keeping all nuclear facilities, getting off UN 'threat to peace' list and more.

New Horizons: Spacecraft survives Pluto encounter A signal received from the New Horizons spacecraft shows that it survived its historic encounter with Pluto.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck World powers have reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.

Netanyahu to Obama: Deal with Iran funds its terror and war machine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama presented two starkly opposing views of the future following the announcement Tuesday of a nuclear deal with Iran, with Netanyahu saying the world is a more dangerous place, and Obama saying it is safer.

Ya'alon says Iran nuclear agreement built on 'lies and deceit' Defense minister reiterated his warnings over the Islamic Republic regional aggression, describing it as "the world's leading exporter of terror."

Touting new role for Iran in the world, Rouhani targets Israel in remarks The deal came to pass despite Israel's "best efforts" to prevent it, Iranian president says, criticizing the Jewish state's leadership of "propaganda."

Iran's Messianic, Islamist Ideology Ignored by World Powers Islamism expert says those behind deal underestimate the role played by Shia Islamist ideology in Iranian foreign policy.

Analysis: 30-year journey to stop Iranian nukes may soon move to Congress The quest began at the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988 when the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, famously 'drank from the poisoned chalice.'

16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe Has Iran agreed to 'anywhere, anytime' inspections, an end to R&D on faster centrifuges, and the dismantling of its key nuclear sites? No, no, and no.

Battle to thwart Iran nuke deal not over, Foreign Ministry chief vows Israel will 'respectfully' lobby the US government against misguided accord which could 'set the stage for the next global struggle,' Dore Gold says.

Nuclear deal with Iran: The main points Iran to reduce centrifuges from almost 20,000 to 6,104; reduce stockpile of enriched-uranium from five tons to 300 kg; convert Fordow into research center.

Russia: 'The World Heaved a Sigh of Relief' over Iran Deal Russia welcomes deal as 'important for the implementation of large-scale plans of peaceful nuclear cooperation between Russia and Iran.'

Monday, July 13, 2015


Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks in Brussels.

Abbas: Israel is in Talks to Give Hamas a State in Gaza PA head claims that Hamas and Israel have security coordination along the border, and that there are covert 'Hamastan' talks.

White Supremacists 'Greatest Criminal Force' for US Violence ADL study reveals that the rise of the internet - and anonymity - have made white supremacy the greatest criminal force in the US.

Netanyahu: We are obligated now more than ever to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran Speaking at a Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu slams the world powers for capitulating to Iran, accusing the P5+1 negotiators of chasing a deal at any price.

US B61-12 nuclear bomb test may be drilling use in Europe - Moscow The recent test of the US Ð’61-12 nuclear bomb confirms Washington's plans to maintain nuclear weapons in Europe that are capable of reaching Russia, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Monday.

Ya'alon on 'bad deal' with Iran: Israel must be prepared to defend itself Ya'alon focused on the many defense issues the expected agreement ignores, calling it "full of holes."

Iran mobile game simulates attack against Haifa In 'Missile Attack', players 'break the air defense system and harm Israel,' says developer. 'The anti-Zionist game shows Iran's missile capability'.

Former CIA bureau chief: Putin is 'perfectly willing' to use nuclear weapons in Europe Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons in Europe to stop any NATO expansion, according to an ex-CIA bureau chief.

Iraq launches operation against ISIS in Anbar province The Iraqi government -- supported by Shiite militias from Iran -- launched a large-scale military operation to take out Islamic State militants from Iraq's western Anbar province Monday.

Analysis: Israel's military option won't vanish in a post-Iran deal era So long as Iran continues to call for Israel's destruction, the defense establishment will not stop developing means to attack its nuclear program

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Dome of Rock tops CNN list of sites on 'verge of extinction'; no place for Palmyra Jerusalem holy place at No. 1 on 'Last chance to see' list. Syrian city, whose iconic 2,000-year-old lion was smashed last week, misses out.

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone predicts tough talks Eurozone finance chiefs have warned of tough negotiations ahead as they meet to decide whether Greece's new reform proposals merit a third debt bailout.

Russia is top threat to national security, US general says A general in line for the highest US military post says Russia poses the greatest threat to national security.

Nasrallah: 'You can't be a supporter of Palestine unless you support Iran' "Iran's enemies are the enemies of Jerusalem," Nasrallah said, calling the Islamic Republic and its support for "resistance movements" the "only hope left for this region, after God."

Jews barred from Temple Mount until end of Ramadan Israel Police notes that the ban occurs annually, while Jewish activists call it a 'surrender to terrorism'.

Israeli imam backs Islamic State, calls Netanyahu 'a Jewish dog' In anti-Semitic sermon at Umm al-Fahm mosque, Muhammad Abd Al-Ghani blames 'accursed' Jews for all Muslim problems.

On Ramadan, IS offers alms to poor, flogs fast-breakers Jihadists severely punish violators of Muslim holiday, caging them for days, while encouraging charity - and jihad.

Netanyahu: Iran wants to 'take over the world' Prime minister slams emerging nuclear deal, declares Tehran 'more dangerous' than Islamic State.

Putin vows to save Syria from 'tragic' fate of U.S.-supported Iraq Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been 'lamentable' and resulted in 'tragic' consequences.

Iranian official says 'no time limit' to reach deal As international talks drag on in Vienna and with several deadlines missed, Kerry says sides 'still have difficult issues to resolve'.

Friday, July 10, 2015


Chanting "Death to America, Israel," millions march in Iran on al-Quds Day Protesters burn US, Israeli flags at annual rallies; condemn Saudi Arabia over Yemen conflict.

Nasrallah: Iran only hope to liberate Jerusalem Hezbollah leader delivers annual speech via massive screen in Beirut; Pro-Palestinian rallies spread across Iran as a new deadline is set for negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

Nuclear deal or not, Israel faces a dangerous future Analysis: If Iran signs an agreement with the world powers, the billions of dollars it stands to receive will boost its strategic strength and support of terror; if an agreement isn't signed, Iran will speed up its attempts to reach a nuclear weapon and regional hegemony.

Greece debt crisis: Greek MPs to debate controversial reforms plan Greek MPs are to debate new proposals sent to the country's creditors with the aim of getting a third bailout and averting a possible exit from the euro.

Just How Many Arabs Are in Israel? PA's stats bureau releases official figures: there are 4.68 million Arabs in Gaza-Judea-Samaria, and that's set to grow with 40% under 14.

Wiesenthal Center slams Ukrainian Holocaust bill The proposed law defines the Holodomor, a massive famine, as the "genocide of the Ukrainian people" and the Holocaust as the "genocide of the Jewish people."

Pope Francis demands end to 'genocide' of Middle East Christians The pope, on his visit to South America, said that the world is experiencing a third World War.

Iran Talks Extend 'Over Weekend' Amid 'Death to Israel' Chants Iranian FM tells state media that talks will miss deadline, even as millions in Tehran and around Iran mark 'Death to Israel Day.'

Top Israeli Cyber Expert Says NYSE Outage Likely an Attack Prof. Danny Dolev of the Cyber Research Center at Hebrew University doubts official explanations for events at NYSE, WSJ, United Airlines.

Israel discussing easing Gaza conditions High-ranking officers of the Israeli army have recommended easing restrictions on the Palestinians in Gaza. The recommendations include permitting thousands of residents of the area to travel abroad.

Thursday, July 09, 2015


Russia is top threat to national security, US general says A general in line for the highest US military post says Russia poses the greatest threat to national security.

Obama: Chances of Iran deal less than 50-50 The president spoke to a meeting of Senate Democrats in an attempt to reassure them that he would not accept a bad Iran deal, if a deal even happens.

Jerusalem Police Readying for Final Friday of Ramadan Thousands of police officers will spread out throughout eastern Jerusalem as Muslims flock to Temple Mount, expecting trouble.

U.S. Offers Billions in Arms to Ease Mideast's Iran Anxiety An agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program could create a bonanza for U.S. defense contractors who already are benefiting as the Obama administration tries to assuage Israeli and Gulf Arab concerns by cutting deals for more than $6 billion in military hardware.

Is Iran seeking to foment chaos in Jordan? Former Pentagon official to "Post": To many, news that an Iranian operative was arrested came as a surprise, but it shouldn't have.

'Only about 50 Jews left in Syria's main cities' Deputy minister Ayoub Kara speaks to Syrian Jewish leader.

Analysis: Hamas playing double game with ISIS In Gaza, Hamas keeps jihadists in check; in Sinai, it cooperates with them.

Syrian Refugees Top 4 Million Scale of human tragedy in Syria continues to balloon, as refugees say they've lost hope of ever returning home.

In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo Archaeologists unearth remains of 2,000-year-old Galilee garrison of Sixth Legion Ferrata, where 5,000 men kept order at time of Bar Kochba Revolt - the only permanent Roman military camp ever discovered in region.

UNESCO raises Israel's "endangering" Jerusalem's Old City The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is about to accuse Israel of "endangering" the Old City of Jerusalem.Arab countries such as Algeria, Lebanon and Qatar have submitted a resolution to UNESCO condemning "the persistence of the illegal excavations and works conducted by the Israeli occupation authorities and the extreme settler groups in the Old City of Jerusalem.".

Wednesday, July 08, 2015


Netanyahu: Iran wants to "take over the world" Prime minister slams emerging nuclear deal, declares Tehran 'more dangerous' than Islamic State.

Kenya: If Obama preaches 'Gay agenda, we will tell him to shut up and go home' Kenyan leaders are warning President Obama not to bring his "gay agenda" with him when he visits his father's homeland at the end of this month to open the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Egypt: Nearly 250 ISIS terrorists killed in Sinai, over 60 arrested Fighting still ongoing between Egyptian army and Islamic State militants in Sinai, with Cairo presenting high numbers of enemy casualties to reporters, in attempt to win propaganda battle.

A secret to IS success: Shock troops who fight to the death Extremist group moves between conventional and guerrilla warfare, uses creative tactics to wear out opponents.

Iran's 'Death to Israel Day' Coincides with Nuke Deal Deadline Final deadline on Iran nuclear deal falls on Friday - same day as 'Quds Day,' when Iranian rallies worldwide call to destroy Israel.

'Hamas close to restoring pre-Protective Edge rocket capabilities' One year later, IDF Southern Command official says Gaza terror group close to restoring stock of short-range rockets, but has yet to recover amount of rockets capable of reaching Tel Aviv, Jerusalem.

Palestinian envoy says Jews plotting world domination At Chile conference, Imad Nabil Jadaa cites notorious anti-Semitic "Protocols" forgery as ostensible proof of century-old Jewish perfidy.

N Korea capable of launching "mobile" nuke missile into US - NORAD Pyongyang is capable of launching an ICBM with a nuclear warhead from a hard-to-track mobile launcher at the US West Coast, the US aerospace defense commander has said. The capability is disputed by a study from leading North Korea-watchers, however.

Putin vows to save Syria from "tragic" fate of U.S.-supported Iraq Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been "lamentable" and resulted in 'tragic' consequences.

Greece debt crisis: Will EU leaders choose Grexit? Greece's exit from the eurozone has become a genuine possibility, as European Union leaders prepare for a final decision at a summit on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015


Israel slams UNESCO for ignoring Jewish, and Christian, connection to Jerusalem Foreign Ministry directors says: UN body's "adoption of utterly false allegations about Israeli archaeological practices is misplaced and hypocritical, at best."

Getting a Bad Iran Deal at Any Price Much has been written about just how bad the proposed Iranian nuclear deal has gotten. This outcome is hardly surprising after Israel's former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, bravely published Ally, his memoir detailing Obama's hostility towards Israel.

Jews barred from Temple Mount until end of Ramadan Israel Police notes that the ban occurs annually, while Jewish activists call it a "surrender to terrorism".

Iran nuclear talks to continue past deadline Talks between world powers and Iran on a comprehensive nuclear agreement will continue past Tuesday's deadline, the EU's foreign policy chief says.

Iranian Commander: We Will Never Hold 'Positive View' of America Senior Iranian commander stresses that Iran will continue to view America as an enemy, even if a nuclear deal is reached.

WHO 'unfit for health emergencies' The Ebola crisis proves the World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says a damning independent report, commissioned by the WHO itself.

Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro The eurozone's two most powerful politicians have brushed aside the resounding No vote in the Greek referendum and told Athens that it has one last chance today to offer a new plan to get its economy in order - and avoid crashing out of the single currency.

Rabbi Lau: Sharon 'Feared Civil War' Before Disengagement Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau revealed Tuesday that he had met with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a month before the Disengagement.

Sisi to US Jews: Israeli-Palestinian peace would make Mideast safer Sisi received a group of representatives of the American Jewish Committee, one of the most established Jewish advocacy organizations in the United States.

EU OFFICIAL: Migrant boats also carrying ISIS fighters The European Union's top prosecutor said Monday she has been told that smugglers' boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe are also carrying Islamic State group fighters.

Monday, July 06, 2015


Dome of Rock tops CNN list of sites on 'verge of extinction'; no place for Palmyra Jerusalem holy place at No. 1 on 'Last chance to see' list. Syrian city, whose iconic 2,000-year-old lion was smashed last week, misses out.

Kerry: If Iran is intransigent, US ready to walk away from nuclear talks US secretary of state says 'genuine progress' has been made, but some of the most difficult issues remain unresolved.

How ISIS is Making Sunnis an Offer They Can't Refuse Experts reveal the tactics of intimidation and promises of protection that ISIS is using to try and tip the power balance in Iraq, Syria.

Iranian official: US will remain our enemy despite emerging nuclear deal Iranian ground force commander says US seeks to "exploit nations and put them in chains."

Hamas: Israel Sent ISIS to Destroy Us Clearly alarmed Hamas journal tries to harm ISIS's image by claiming it isn't causing enough terror, accuses it of being a pawn of Israel.

EU Official: ISIS Set to Invade Europe, Via Refugee Ships Hundreds of ISIS members could infiltrate Europe together with masses of refugees from Libya, Syria, and Iraq, a top EU official said.

African Jihadists Bomb Nigeria Church During Sunday Prayers Unclaimed suicide bombing reminiscent of Boko Haram kills five, including priest, mother and her two children.

Roots of resurgent US-Russia fray go back decades Despite cooperation in Iran nuclear talks, American-Soviet relationship remains tense, 20 years after Cold War's end.

Report: Jordan foils Iran-backed terror plot Security forces said to apprehend individual possessing 45 kg of explosives in 'most serious case in a decade'.

Greece debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear new proposals from Greece after the country voted to reject the terms of a bailout.

Saturday, July 04, 2015


Op-Ed: July Fourth, Enjoy, But Beware Ramadan Independence Day used to be about victory over tyranny. Tyranny is back.

Gallup: Less Pride In Being American Than Ever A new Gallup poll reveals that Barack Obama's efforts to diminish pride among Americans in their heritage have resonated among Americans.

Iran nuclear talks: 'Deal never closer', says FM Zarif Iran's foreign minister has used a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.

ISIS in Sinai is a serious threat to Israel Analysis: The impressive fighting abilities demonstrated by the Islamic State in northern Sinai pose a new challenge to the IDF. 

Goodbye Washington, hello Moscow? Saudi Arabia finds friendly face in Putin. The two oil-producing giants seem to have made a breakthrough last month in their often adversarial relationship, signing several cooperation pacts. 

Top Israeli official: Nuke deal will set up Iran to take over Middle East Prospective Mossad chief Ram Ben Barak warns of a Tehran immune to threats and gaining 'control wherever it pleases'.

What Hillary Is Hiding The slow drip-drip of scandal begins to take its toll.

Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev.

'It's Greeks against Greeks' Supporters at a meeting for the Yes in front of Athens' Panathenaic Stadium - the rally was about half the size of the No rally.

Christians Fight Back Against ISIS's Islamic War After suffering choice of forced conversion, tax to stay Christian or death, Iraqi Christians are taking up arms to fight for their faith.

Episcopalians Vote To Allow Same-Sex Weddings In Churches Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.